All too often our office is contacted by individuals who have been attempting to file for Social Security disability benefits, only to get denied (and repeatedly). A hardworking gentleman, we’ll call Mark, contacted our office just the other day in just such a circumstance. Providing his story will, I hope, prove instructive to those who are thinking about filing for disability benefits for the first time (or have filed previously and have been denied).
Before I begin, I think it’s important to set forth for those who may not understand whom the Social Security disability program is meant to assist. It for those who have been suffering from a severe medically determinable impairment which, despite prescribed treatment is expected to keep one disabled from working for what has been (or is likely to be) a year or longer (or, in the alternative, result in death). Continue reading